The first image has been unveiled for John Lithgow’s character of Jud Crandall in the upcoming re-imagining of Pet Sematary and he looks like he’s having a great time! Check out the Instagram post below.
The new re-telling will be directed by Starry Eyes’ Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, from a script written by David Kajganich and Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train).
Described by Stephen King as “the most frightening book I’ve ever written,” his 1983 novel Pet Sematary tells the tale of Louis and Rachel Creed, who discover the re-animating properties of an Indian burial ground behind their new house. Louis decides to bring back their daughter Ellie’s cat after it is killed on the road, but when a horrible tragedy strikes the family, they find out that “sometimes, dead is better.”
Paramount has slated Pet Sematary to be released on 5th April 2019 and the film further stars Jason Clarke, Jete Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie and Amy Seimetz.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)